A good friend of mine stopped, quiet concerned, to ask:
“you do know there’s a bear in your bag?”
Oh the silly Germans.
Paddington Bear gave her a little fright. Why would a grown woman be carrying a bear to the beach and then take photo’s of him?
This serious question only became more confusing when Germany saw other people at the beach, with their bears, taking photos. Somewhere in the UK someone decided it was hilarious, and acceptable, to do this. I’ve never questioned having Paddy with me on the road. In fact I think he rather enjoys it.
Here he is at Cronulla about to pop in the sea!
Recently Cricket’s Aunty posted “The most preferred airplane seat is…” showing just how picky we are when it comes to placing our bums on an airplane.
I hate to admit it, but for the last year my airplane seat strategy has been pretty specific:
Aisle seat - easy access to the loo. Never on the wing of a plane – too jumpy. Usually not near the front, but somewhere middle to back.
After a fluffy debate with a friend they convinced me to shake up my weird strategic seating. I opted for the window seat instead, notice how nobody chooses the middle seat? The added bonus to this seat, other than the view, is the lean. You know what I’m talking about. It makes sleeping on the plane a fraction more comfortable, you can just about scrump up into the fetal position, lean to your side of the plane and tuck into that thin blanket.
So fess up guys, whats your seating strategy? Would you break it on your next flight?
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Paddingtons outfit is almost perfectly suited for the outdoors, so it was no surprise that he tucked into farm life just as keenly as he would lean towards a hot lady bear.
Paddington Bear has no fear against the deadliest of spiders, or even the brown snake that can kill you within seconds of its bite. He is courageous amongst the hills and whizzes around on the country motorbike to his heart’s content. Here he is, rustling amongst the wild dry grass:
One of the most spectacular spots to sit and watch the world motion by, Lake Glenorchy boasts fiercely stunning turquoise blues and mountainous backdrops you’ll never forget.
Read an overview of the emergency booklet. He loves reading and this is always his first big read on any journey.
Remember, if you’re not as strong as Paddington please don’t sit in the emergency exit seat.
2. Cushion Soft Bottom
Select your seat carefully. Paddington usually chooses the aisle seat, especially on long haul journeys; it’s easy to pop to the loo and adds extra leg room. Occasionally he gets stuck in between the creases, ensure you don’t try to squeeze through these, as Paddy will tell you, it’s not very comfortable. Silly poppet.
3. Cool and Comfy
Wear comfortable clothing, but keep it stylish. As Paddy does in his top hat and deep blue, toggled jacket.
Thanking you, Paddington!
Paddington with passport ready. Same size as Paddy you will notice.
MEET MY COMPANION…
It’s about time I introduced you to my travelling mascot, Paddington Bear. He’s a miniature symbol of all that is British: suited up for a day of rain with a charming smudge for a smile.
WHERE DID WE MEET?
Paddington and I became acquainted three years ago rather romantically at Heathrow airport, both of us waiting for our next flight to New York; since then we have travelled the globe together! He can be relied on for a boozy night out, a waltz around a park or even a tricky hike.
I have come to learn that he’s not much of a talker but very much a listener; he’s a tidy travelling companion with no hesitations to just give life a good old go.
This is a section to share a few of our adventures around the world…enjoy!
Do you have a mascot? Do share!